Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | February 2, 2017
Yikes . . . Has it really been this long?! Part 1: Spring in Alaska

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

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Rainbow Mountain - Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | June 8, 2015
Day at Rainbow Ridge

I can definitely say now that Rainbow Ridge is as steep as it looks from the road below. I drove down on Saturday, June 6 with the hope of hiking...

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Aurora borealis from the Granite Tors Trail.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 28, 2015
Two nights on the Tors trail

I'm awakened in the night by a shiver. I have somehow found my way deep in my sleeping bag, sticking my nose toward the tiny cinched opening above me for...

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A stream in the Rainbow Basin between the Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Ridge in the Eastern Alaska Range.
Posted by lwpetersen | October 2, 2014
Camping in the Rainbow Basin

Driving through Red Rock Canyon is a slow kind of exciting. I barely reach 10 miles per hour as alders scrape both sides of the car on the single lane,...

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Silhouettes of Granite Tors in the Chena River State Recreation Area at sunset.
Posted by lwpetersen | May 13, 2014
Finally, Granite Tors

Every year that I've been in Alaska I have wanted to hike out to the Granite Tors. Every year I haven't gone. My friend Jason has done the same. Until...

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